Readings

PDFs of all readings will be here.

Jane Eyre, electronic version for in-class work: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1260/1260-h/1260-h.htm

JaneEyreMainPPT

Nancy Armstrong, from Desire and Domestic FictionDesire and Domestic Fiction

Nancy Armstrong, Thinking Aloud (video interview about Desire and Domestic Fiction): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piDC5A1AIH8

Nancy Armstrong: “One or Several Jane Eyres?”, an unpublished article sent specifically to English 145 to thank them for engaging with Desire and Domestic FictionArmstrong–VR C. Brontë (Note, this is only optional!)

Mallory Ortberg, From Texts from Jane Eyre: TextsFromJE

“Education,” in the OED: http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/59584?redirectedFrom=education#eid

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “Three Women’s Texts and a Critique of Imperialism”: SpivakThreeWomensTexts

“Up in the Eyre: Why Are There So Many Movie Adaptations of Jane Eyre, and Which One is the Best?”: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2011/03/up_in_the_eyre.html

OPTIONAL: “Jane Eyre Versions and Their Rankings” (IMDB List): http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003653027/

Jane Eyre (2011) conclusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVk7xyBaeto

Jane Eyre (1997) conclusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh1DjnrdxMA

Domesticity texts for class discussion:

  1. Isabella Beeton, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1861): please read over Chapter 1, “The Mistress,” concentrating on the first paragraph and skimming the rest of this chapter’s 54 rules.
  2. Eliza Acton, Modern Cookery in All its Branches, Reduced to a System of Easy Practice for the Use of Private Families, (1845): please read “Preface,” note table of contents, and skim as you please.
  3. Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits (1839): browse through as you please.  Note especially “Characteristics of the Women of England” and “Public Opinion – Pecuniary Resources – Integrity.”
  4. John Ruskin, “Of Queen’s Gardens,” in Sesame and Lilies (1864, 1888).

The Bronte siblings: Juvenilia: BronteSiblingsAngriaGondalSaga

BL Angria Manuscripts: https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/bront-juvenilia-the-history-of-angria

Elizabeth Gaskell, from The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857): Gaskell Life of Charlotte Bronte

Life of CB Worksheet: GaskellLifeofBronteClassWorksheet

North and South PPT 1: NorthandSouth1

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto: NOTE THIS PDF CONTAINS MUCH PREFATORY AND SUPPORTING MATERIAL; YOU ARE ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR READING THE MANIFESTO ITSELF, PP 14-34 IN THIS PDF!  MarxEngelsCommunistManifesto

Close reading exercise, in class: MarxCloseReadingExercise2015

Raymond Williams, “Ideology.” From Marxism and Literature. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1978. Williams on Ideology

Adam Smith, from The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Please read chapter 1, “Of the Propriety of Action Consisting of Three Sections”: http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smMS1.html

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, for in-class reading:https://archive.org/details/tessofdurbervill02hard

Garrett Stewart, from NOVEL VIOLENCE: Novel_Violence_Selection (1)

Charles Booth, Map Descriptive of London Poverty, 1898-9: https://booth.lse.ac.uk/learn-more/download-maps

Teju Cole, Hafiz: https://twitter.com/tejucole/timelines/437242785591078912?lang=en

(What is “Hafiz”? http://www.npr.org/2014/01/16/262473432/forget-the-new-yorker-storyteller-turns-to-twitter)

Dana Goodyear, “I [Heart] Novels”: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/12/22/i-love-novels

Takatsu, “Secondhand Memories” (about): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6565080-secondhand-memories

Takatsu, “Secondhand Memories” selection: takatsu-secondhandmemories

Can you guess these classic books by their emojis? https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/the-old-man-and-the-emoji?utm_term=.srnO3087nq#.wbjarpKJwl